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Urban Fantasy Series Discussion Vote! (Final Round)

July 27th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Discussion 4 Comments »

In September, we are going to try something new with an Urban Fantasy Discussion! We have narrowed down the choices between the Sabina Kane series by Jaye Wells or the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger! It is such a hard decision for us, if you could please help us by narrowing down the vote and pick which series we will discuss in September. Post your vote in the comments! Thanks! :D

Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger

Soulless Changeless Blameless Heartless Timeless

Sabina Kane Series by Jaye Wells

Red-Headed Stepchild The Mage in Black Green-Eyed Demon Silver-Tongued Devil Blue-Blooded Vamp

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Urban Fantasy Series Discussion Vote! (Round 1)

July 9th, 2015 Kristie Posted in Discussion 10 Comments »

At Dark Faerie Tales we have an affinity for urban fantasy series.  We want to switch things up a bit and let you vote on our next series read. Roxanne, Steph and Kristie will lead a discussion/review of that series one title at a time. For this initial discussion, we are limiting this to series that are under 6 books and series that we mostly have not reviewed. We are having a hard time narrowing this down and we would love your help! Reply in the comments below which series you would like to see us review. Pick your top two choices! Also, feel free to let us know if there is another series you would like us to consider in the future.

There are so many to choose from that we will most likely have two rounds of votes to narrow it down! In September, we will unveil which series was chosen with our first discussion. Thank you all for your help!

Corine Soloman Series by Ann Aguirre

Blue Diablo Hell Fire Shady Lady Devil's Punch Agave Kiss

Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger

Soulless Changeless Blameless Heartless Timeless

Agent of Hel by Jacqueline Carey

Dark Currents Autumn Bones Poison Fruit

Nikki Glass Series by Jenna Black

Dark Descendant Deadly Descendant Rogue Descendant

Shadows Inquiries by Lyn Benedict

Sins & Shadows Ghosts & Echoes Gods & Monsters Lies & Omens

Sabina Kane Series by Jaye Wells

Red-Headed Stepchild The Mage in Black Green-Eyed Demon Silver-Tongued Devil Blue-Blooded Vamp

White Trash Zombie Series by Diana Rowland

My Life as a White Trash Zo... Even White Trash Zombies Ge... White Trash Zombie Apocalypse How the White Trash Zombie ...

Downside Ghosts by Stacia Kane

Unholy Ghosts Unholy Magic City of Ghosts Sacrificial Magic Chasing Magic Five Down

House Immortal by Devon Monk

House Immortal Infinity Bell Crucible Zero

Spellcrackers.com Series by Suzanne McLeod

 The Sweet Scent of Blood The Cold Kiss of Death The Bitter Seed of Magic The Shifting Price of Prey The Hidden Rune Of Iron

Vote for your choice in the comments below! Thanks!

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What YA Character Are You?

June 1st, 2015 Kaitlin Posted in Discussion 2 Comments »

You know those tween magazines with lots of drama and gossip? J-14, Yikes, and the like? Those were never my favorite, but there was always one section I gravitated towards when the neighbor’s copies accidentally ended up in our mailbox: the quizzes.

Through a series of questions they told you who you were, who you belonged with, what your summer style was. Flirty and fun? Harry Styles? It was like a slightly more accurate horoscope.

So I decided to do that with a group of YA characters. These are female, just for the sake of having more female POVs, but if anyone wants to request a male one or a book boyfriend one I’d be happy to oblige.

For now, find out who you are closest to in personality out of four very different female characters! It’s a short one, so it can’t take long! Let us know which character you are in the comments below!

Sweet EvilSplinteredBloodlinesRebel Belle

1. What is your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?

a) Creating fantastic artwork or designing new outfits.

b) Doing homework- you’d hate to have to worry about it Saturday. Or experimenting with some chemicals.

c) Partying somewhere, or out on the town having fun with friends!

d) Hanging out with your mom or a couple of friends. Nothing wild, just easy chatter, maybe some board games or cooking.

2. Describe your style.

a) Funky and different. Definitely not considered “in”, but it’s unique and it’s you. Isn’t that all that matters?

b) Something that looks interview-ready, sleek and productive. Not much bright makeup, only the naturals.

c) Whatever’s in, with a girly or sexy edge. You prepare a lot in the morning and it pays off- you look good.

d) Something comfortable and easy, nothing too flamboyant. You don’t want to stand out.

3. What’s your favorite subject in school?

a) Art, which you enjoy and aren’t just using for an easy A.

b) Every school subject is fun, but history is your favorite!

c) Can you say lunch? Screw it- you choose lunch.

d) You don’t have any huge preference. They’re all okayish.

4. You like someone. How do you approach this crush?

a) Talk to them, become friends. Hope they will eventually develop the same feelings, and until then, try to block them out.

b) You don’t have time for boys. If you ignore it, maybe it will go away?

c) Flirt, flirt, flirt!

d) Gaze quietly from afar. Let them make the first move.

5. How do you deal with tough times and/or danger?

a) Face it head on. There isn’t room for regret. Do what needs to be done.

b) Try to be strong, even if on the inside you’re very scared.

c) With the fierceness of a runway model or Beyonce.

d) Go into it armed with courage and love backing you. Have hope and do your best.

6. You see a stranger crying behind the school science building. What do you do?

a) Feel out the situation. Is it boyfriend-broke-up-with-me crying? Is it my-parents-are-divorcing? If the girl seems to need lots of help, you approach and try to comfort her.

b) She doesn’t seem to be in any danger, but she does seem very sad. Figure out someone who knows her and have them comfort her- after all, they understand her.

c) Ask around. Who is that girl? What’s wrong? Try to find some way to help out.

d) Approach immediately. Comfort and soothe her until she feels better, no matter how much time that takes.

mostly as: you are Alyssa from Splintered by A. G. Howard. You are original and unique, and try to pay no mind to other’s thoughts of you. You are easygoing and very artsy, with a good sense of style and confidence.

mostly bs: you are Sydney from Bloodlines. You love school and are very intelligent, and when needed, your strong and brave side emerges. You are very productive and realistic, with some self-doubt.

mostly cs: you are Harper from Rebel Belle. You’re popular, flirty, and fun- but you have a badass side that comes out when you need to defend your friends.

mostly ds: you are from Sweet Evil, as Anna. You are generally pretty shy, but very loving and with a strong moral compass. You are good at understanding other’s emotions and empathizing.

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Must-Read Series: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

May 1st, 2015 Kaitlin Posted in Discussion Comments Off on Must-Read Series: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Gosh, I know. I should have been reading review books. All the books I have to review right now, though, don’t interest me.

I mean, I didn’t go into the first book expecting to read the entire series. I just wanted the first book, because I thought the movie was funny. But then, that urge crept over me and grabbed me and pulled me under. Five days later, I was done.

VampireAcademy-NewCoversI just could not stop. I flew through these books. They had everything. They had magic. They had heart-stopping, perilous, squeal-inducing romances. Dimka+Rose forever. They had a badass heroine, an awesome best friend, plenty of danger, and infinite plot twists. This series never failed to surprise me or keep me on my toes. And it was hilarious, the whole book through!

Richelle Mead is brilliant. She is a wordsmith. She is witty and powerful and gosh, I want to read the Bloodlines series now. But no. I will reward myself with that series once I’ve read more review books.

If you have not heard of these books, I have two things to say. A) Have you been living under a rock for the past ten years?, and B) READ THEM. Take it from me. They’re worth it.

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Charming Covers #3: The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury

August 23rd, 2014 Kaitlin Posted in Book Talk, Discussion 1 Comment »

This week’s cover, The Sin Eater’s Daughter, was talked about in Bridget and I’s first video in which we talked about recent cover reveals, and I mentioned how amazing it looked and sounded. Looking through the long list of recent reveals, however, it caught my attention yet again.

The Sin Eater's Daughter

This cover altogether is incredibly intriguing. I love, love, love, the creepy tone that overall is shown in it. The disturbing, yet bright, color scheme just makes me love it more. Look at the way the red contrasts the beautiful blue! Look at the black vines snaking through the water, the way they stand out! And the way the color seems to bleed from her very coat, plus those orange shapes snaking their way into the top of whatever it is she is in. This cover did it’s job: It made me want to read the book. The first line of the synopsis, the words they used “dark”, “delicious”, it made the writing inside sound just as rich and colorful as the outside.

What is she in, now that I think about it? A flask? Some sort of fishbowl? That would explain the water, in the least. I’m not sure, but whatever it is, she is trapped inside and doesn’t look happy about it. This probably symbolizes her feeling stuck or controlled in the book. And the red that comes from her coat, it looks a lot like . . . blood. She is the executioner, so perhaps it is blood. She’s isolated on what seems to be a little island in a sea of fog,

When I look at this cover, my hands start to twitch, reaching for a book that comes out in 2015. So far away! I want to own this book, to display it proudly on my shelves…

Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.

She’s the executioner.

As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla’s fatal touch, avoids her company.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla’s been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen.

However, a treasonous secret is the least of Twylla’s problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies, a plan that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

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